Punitive Damage

1999
77min
Feature
Synopsis: 

When 20 year old New Zealand-Malaysian student Kamal Bamadhaj travelled to East Timor to assist a human rights investigation, his last words to his mother were “I’ll be careful, Mum”. Three weeks later he was dead, shot at point blank range by the Indonesian military.

Televised images of the massacre at Santa Cruz Cemetery in Dili, East Timor, sent shock waves around the world. Kamal Bamadhaj, was among the estimated 271 unarmed East Timorese killed by the occupying Indonesian military.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Documentary

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Crew: 
Director of Photography
Festival/Awards: 
Medianet Award (Munich); Locarno; Chicago; IDFA; Hawaii
Technical information: 
colour, 35mm, 1.85:1, Dolby

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